The number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Sea Haven novels returns to the circle of the six sisters of the heart, bound by the elements - and to one who possesses the power to inflame the most dangerous passions of all.
Flame-haired Lissa Piner is a skilled glassblower whose delicate gift conceals a burning inner strength that can destroy as exquisitely as it can create. Commissioned to design chandeliers for a string of luxury hotels, her remarkable skills have taken her to Italy. But Lissa's real mission there is a secret. For her entire life has been a lie, leading to a chance to avenge a terrible wrong.
Enlisted as her bodyguard is Casmir Prakenskii, a trained assassin living off the grid. In Lissa he sees a kindred spirit - something unexpected and wicked, mysterious, and sensual. But more than desire is about to bring them together, because both of their pasts cry out for revenge. And with two people with this many secrets, this much passion, and this many enemies, someone is bound to get burned.
©2016 Christine Feehan (P)2016 Recorded Books
I only just started listening but I am already having trouble with the narration. The narrator sounds way off for the book, making the girls sound like they are in their 40 or 50, and possibly hard smokers, rather than the 20-30's something that they are. I will update my review as I progress and hopefully it will get better but so far the voice is really detracting from the experience.
My name is Irene and I'm a lifelong bookaholic. A few years ago, I started adding audiobooks and I'm so happy I joined Audible in 2015 :-))
Lissa's Story: or how those Sisters of the Heart girls can't stay away from those Prakenskii boys. Didnt think I'd like this story based on how it started, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Good story line. Weakest part is Lissa rushing to leave on her trip saying she was staying away from Prakenskiis, then rushing into the arms of one. Monda wasn't terrible, but I REALLY miss not having Phil Gigante. Monda's voice is a little too mature middle class housewife-y for these characters.
I like love scenes but it felt like some of these were overkill. Didn't love where it ended, wish they'd been back in Sea Haven.
The narrator was good but I could here a static around her at times. Felt a bit like a cassette.
Didn't feel much like it, other than a few of the character names. Missing too many elements that I always liked about the earlier Sea Haven books. I found myself zoning out or skipping through most of the book because of so many sex scenes that went on too long, repeated the same phrases over and over, and made the heroine seem too submissive and the hero too controlling -- not interesting. Very little interaction with the sisters which I always look forward to. And where's the special bond between hero and heroine? (This seemed particularly inconsistent, I think some bond abilities were used once or twice, early on, but afterward I kept wondering why they didn't use it.) For that matter, where was the elemental abilities? OK, yeah, it was mentioned a few times and shown a bit (particularly by the hero, the heroine seemed very ineffective here and might as well have had no special abilities at all). I was disappointed with the previous book, too, but hate to stop a series when there's one more to go... and the preview of the hero to come in the next was one of the most interesting elements in this one. The narrator was ok -- nothing special, not one of the worst I've heard either.
I ao looked forward to this book as I like these two series. but I was disappointed with it on so many levels. There was very little done with her talent and I so disagree with trying to make rough and abusive sex as romantic. sorry but I just didn't care for this one.
I haven't been able to passed chapter 4 which is a real pity, I was really looking forward to the continuing story in book 5 of Sisters of the hearts.
I've listened or read all her books to date - so it is most likely that I will continue to do so.
I would give her another chance
Not sure if the problem was with the story or the narrator - so I can't say
First, the opening is jerky. We go from her sisters seeing her off to her jumping in bed with a man she is SWORN to avoid in what seems like moments. Then Feehan does a Laurel Hamilton...Sex scene after explicit sex scene after explicit sex scene. Remember when Hamilton did that with Anita. This is worse. It goes way beyond BDSM with women being beaten, tortured and raped. All casually. I don't even know if I will try to listen to the last book. I like a little kinky sex, but on and on and on and on. Gak!
Narration was fine.
Anger and disappointment.
This makes me really mad. A great series ruined by the 50 Shades vibe.
Loved the other books. This was s letdown. The strength of this series has always been the special connection of the couples. This story hardly even got off the ground before it lapsed into one long(and eventually incredibly boring) sex scene. After I started falling asleep, I gave up and began fast forwarding through the sex. Took literally hours off the playing time. Looking for Blythe and Victor to pull this out of the nosedive!
Too much sex at the most ridiculous Times. I would not refer The book to anyone I know. I liked her other books but I did not like this one
Maybe only Ms Feehan's family?
Carol M is an amazing narrator. I am sure she didn't like the book either but she needs her job.. don't ask!
Sex sex more sex... diolg.
I don't what happened to Ms. Feehan's suspense writing. This book and the one prior were not great. Did she have to crank out the sequels for the publisher? The first 2 were amazing. They were exciting and a truly unique story line with in depth characters with super powers of the earth, also healing from longtime wounds.. drama and suspense fighting off the bad guys.. . Meeting the Russian brothers and the girls making a family added to the wonderful world they were now living in. I could feel the action and love, a little sex and I was always left wanting more. This one like the one before, had hardly any mystery. The sisters were gone the powers were gone away too. The story never really evolved.. the chapters had only a drop of suspense but mostly effortless spies getting in and out and going home for more sex . It's fine but really do we need this so much descriptive love making? I had chosen these books because I could not put them down once that gripped me. I actually fast forwarded a good amount trying to find some action. on this one..I grew bored. The main characters were trained careful spies who were careful, yet they have time to get married right in middle, no one notices, before killing? Seriously? Then more sex thrown in with a lot of 'I love you's' for the newlyweds… she set up of the next book with another brother for a few pages, but it was disjointed. The end was a little better, but not really anti climatic. Unless we get more mystery more suspense and a better story next time, why bother? save your cash. 4 stars for the narrator.
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